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JazZynNate
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/30/2007 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I am happy I found this site and im not alone on what im feeling. I sometimes just thinking taking the easy way out would be easier. I am 27 with 2 beautiful kids and 2 step-kids one that lives with me. I am seriously falling apart. I have lost 10lbs which leaves me at 100lbs :( Everytime I eat I feel like something is stuck and its driving me crazy I am afraid to eat most of the time and I cant even go out and eat with my family. It's tearing me apart inside. I am so hungry and just want to eat but im scared too.
This is taking control of my everyday life. Someone please tell me something that will make me feel like its going to be ok and this won't kill me and that I can eat whatever I want and that even though it feels like somethings there im not going to choke to death. I want my life back. This thing is giving me anxiety and panic attacks. I cannot take this no more............. I also been burping this rotten egg taste is this because im barely eating? It just came out of no where when all this crap starting happening to me again.
 
Thanks for listening to me
 
mad  

Tummytuck
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/30/2007 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Jaz,

First, I am sorry for all you are going through. Are you on any medications and have you had an endoscopy?

Tummytuck

alexy
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/30/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello,

I just wanted to let you know that I know exactly what you are going through.  Reflux can take over your life.  I'm only 25 and I have also lost 10 or more pounds recently from anxiety and reflux.  I now weigh 104.  I've had reflux, stomach problems for almost 2 years now, but it didn't get really bad until about a month ago when I started to get anxiety over it.  I believe this has made it 100 times worse.  I just had an EGD done, and the GI said everything looked normal, but I am still waiting on my biopsy results.  My latest symptoms are everytime I eat it feels like it gets stuck in my chest.  I was having it so bad that I could actually feel the acid come up and go into my lungs making me cough.  I still have a cough from this.  I totally know how you feel, this has taken over my life.  I'm on an elimination diet that my holistic doctor wants me to try, we will see if it works.  I know alot of people have things worse that reflux but I just want to be a normal 25 year old and not worry about everything.  It is horrible to go through this and with anxiety it makes dealing with it even worse.  So if you ever have any questions or anything just let me know.  Oh and I also have a little girl, so I know how it makes it even worse to have this feelings and have kids. 


california lady
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   Posted 4/30/2007 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Jazzynate You are not alone. Have you had a workup done by a GI specialist, what were the results? I've never been one to take anxiety medication, but I have a prescription for Xanax and take one .25 milligrams at night if I absolutely have to to get some sleep. I just spent a horrible day yesterday having a reaction to Pepsid, could only eat chicken broth. My first GI appointment is tomorrow so I'm going to hang in there and see how bad the damage is. Mine came out of nowhere too, one day I'm eating tacos and pizza, anything I wanted, them boom--it hit me hard and for a month I've been unable to eat more than a few bites of food, suffering, panic attacks and getting more depressed by the day. I like you have a beautiful family and know your pain. Since I'm new to this disease I can't give the advice of people that have had it long term, but in reading some of the older posts I have seen success stories so I know it's possible to get better and lead a happy normal life with the right diet and medication, some get off the med's completely after time. Take it one day at a time and please let us know how you're doing, we care. Jan

JazZynNate
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   Posted 5/2/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Just want to say thanks for the replys. I was going too see a dr but its too expensive and I do not have insurance for what I need done. This is taking over my life but im going to eat and just pretend nothing is there. I am still living and im not dead so its nothing that is killing me. I'll just have to live with this atleast til Jan til I can get my taxes. Thank you all
 
JazZy

Gremma
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/8/2007 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
 Dear JazZynNate,
 
Please don't panic yet. Heartburn and/or GERD depends a great deal on your lifestyle anyway, unless, of course, there is something only a doctor can treat. I don't know anything about other than you are young and likely have many years ahead of you. I have already faced a fatal disease and, thus far have beat it. Make no mistake, if, you have GERD it is a pre-cancerous condition. What you do, or don't do, will make a big difference in your life, not just in what you eat. Please go to internet, type in "Medical Information," then go to a medical site, like the Mayo Clinic, one the most prestigious break-through hospitals in the world, known for it's amazing research, or to any other site, do at least three different sites, type in GERD and see what it is, how it works, and how serious it can get. Knowledge is power in medical situations.
 
 
Lets start with what you CAN do. At first I hated it, but now almost two years later, I eat really good. I eat foods that are good for me, my skin, and my body. I actually feel better now and have more energy than I did three years ago. Don't get me wrong, I miss pizza now and again, but fast food just is not a part of my life anymore. I've seen programs on natural foods, organic foods, (I know eck! mad ) but truth is what you eat now determines how well you age. Smoking and fatty foods will make you have wrinkles, puffy eyes, and dark spots. You probably have a pretty face now, letting go of fatty foods my hard at first, but you'll feel a lot better, AND, you'll be helping your kids learn about good nutrition, too, helping them avoid common children's problems like child diabetes.
 
scool  There are a few things you can do that will help right now, today; 1) nono after you eat, don't lie down for at least 2 hours, and do not bend at the waist to pick stuff up, that will also push your stomach contents back uo your throat, if you need to do something sit down on the floor or grass and do it that way. 2) put some extra pillows under your sleep pillow, you may have use ones from your living room, so that you won't be lying all the way down. 3) Remember, a low-fat diet doesn't mean food with no flavor. We still have cake and frosting, smaller portions and not close to bedtime. Soon there will be many different kinds of fresh fruits to make lucsious desserts. Buy some "Tums" with calcium, (good for women's bones anyway) try to use after a recipe that "pushes" it just a little. The doctor would give you a list of No-no's if you have GERD, some people can't have any of them, some people can this with no problem, but not that. Rather than push the boudaries, look at the list and use three categories A-won't miss it at all; B-would be nice but could live without it, C-non-negotiable, must have (or as close as possible) D- would enjoy, but could move to ocassionly; E-Can have one or the other but not on the same day. Sometimes my husband can have something with a little onion, but then no carbon beverages or chocolate in any amount. You pick and choose as your stomach lets you.
 
I hated the whole list when I saw it, no carbonated beverages!!! Then I found Stewart's sodas. I open them the night before and let the fizz out, the root beer and the orange cream are great. They also have strawberry and creme soda. Carbonated beverages aren't a struggle for me anymore.
 
Chocolate was hard, when I got PMS I craved chocolate, now I have desserts with a small amount of chocolate, caramel/choc nut desserts. I have sherbet shakes, and Jamba Juice has many things I can have without pain afterward. I have found many desserts that I like that don't have chocolate, creme` brulee, fruit tarts, carrot cake, fruit pies, a whole world of desserts I never knew existed.
 
My husband can not have tomato sauce or tomato paste, but when I start with real tomatoes and remove the seeds and then cook with a little sugar to balance to acid we can have rattitoulle, zucchini and eggplant with tomato type sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese, put under the broiler 'til browned, this kind of takes the place of pizza for us.
 
yeah It feels hopeless, but you have to explore what you CAN have. A group of us are going to put a recipes to share with everyone, please look in and try some of them, you'll see, you can work with it, and still enjoy some really good food. eyes
 

alee
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/9/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, has anyone heard of buring throat and tongue do to this.  I have this for two weeks and it is really hard to deal with.

debaser
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 5/10/2007 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, you're definitely not alone. Are you being treated for the anxiety/panic? Because that stuff WILL make your GERD worse. When I started treatment for my "head" problems, my GERD got a LOT better. I still need Prevacid, sure, but the Prevacid actually keeps it under control whereas it wasn't even coming close before.

I think some of the anti-anxiety drugs just have an overall "calming effect" on the body. I'm not suggesting that people who have GERD but not anxiety/depression be on them, though, because it may not work for you and plus it's probably something you don't want to get into unless you have anxiety.

Some of the posts on my blog discuss it. It's not the biggest topic there but it is discussed.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/


alexy
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 5/10/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I agree with you 100%.  My anxiety was horrible and so was my GERD.  I started taking Ativan and some other supplements for depression and anxiety and my GERD has greatly improved.  Another thing that I believe has helped tremendously is HCL tablets and digestive enzymes, specifically Panxyme.  Ask your doctor about those.  I've also been on a gluten free and dairy free diet.  Well hope this helps. 
 
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